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Clemente family

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian

LUXURY TUSCAN VILLA IN CHIANTI WITH PRIVATE POOL, 20 MIN AWAY FROM FLORENCE

26 Reviews
People11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Impruneta - Villa La Quercia

5 bedrooms (4 double, 1 single), 4 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps 9

Villa La Quercia is a luxury dwelling place dating back to the 17th century, built entirely using ancient terracotta and stones. The villa was purchased in 1963 by the abstract painter Francesco Clemente, whose art work can still be admired inside the estate.

The villa is situated in Impruneta, just 1.5 km (half mile) from the center of the village, renowned for the terracotta production, on a hillock that dominates the Chianti hills, and 12 km (8 miles) from Florence.

In front of the main entrance to the house, there is a beautiful covered patio with dining table and a living area with bamboo furniture. On the backside, there is an open-air dining area with a round table in stone, situated in front of a swimming pool surrounded by laurel and cypress hedges.

Villa La Quercia is surrounded by 20 acres of land, which is partially cultivated with vines and olive trees. Extra Virgin Olive oil and wine are produced

On the ground floor, there is a dining room, a double living room with fireplace, a typical and fully equipped Tuscan kitchen, and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and independent entrance.

On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, and a closet room.

In the tower, there is a single bedroom with a twin size bed.

Next to the villa, there is a guest house with a queen size bed, and bathroom en suite, that can be rented separately at an additional cost, and only by the guests that are already staying at the villa.

Including the guest house, the villa has a total of 6 bedrooms (5 double, 1 single), and 5 en-suite bathrooms, and it can therefore accommodate up to 11 guests.

Upon request, and at an additional cost, the following exclusive experiences are available:

-Morning or evening cooking class followed by lunch or dinner with the fruits of the labor

-Market tour in Florence

-Candle lit butler served dinner or lunch

-Daily breakfast

-Cheese tasting

-Wine tour

-Pre-stocking service

-Pottery class

-Tour guide

-Bike guide

-Chauffeur

-Masseuse

-Babysitting service

-Wedding and private events

Guest Book

'Dear Veronica and Margarita, I had such an amazing stay at Villa La Quercia! I think it is a real paradise, right here in the very middle of this beautiful country. I hope I will come back, and if I do we will cook and learn Italian! I really loved it here! Thank so much for all you did to make this trip to Italy a real garden of Eden! Gracie Mille'

- Mr D. Tiburon, California USA (Aug 11th 2015)

'Veronica, thank you for everything...for sharing your home with us, for showing us a part of your life, and for welcoming us as you would long-time friends - family. We loved our visit and look forward to returning'

- Mrs L. Parillo, California USA (June 30th 2012)

'Veronica, it is difficult to leave Villa La Quercia and all the gifts of Italia. Nights filled with birdsong, jasmine and lavender coupled with laughter and amazing food beckon one to stay. Your home and the grounds are so serene and magical. Every detail is imprinted in my memories of Italy. Coming back a second time...Only reinforces a desire to return. Until we meet again ~ Thank you for sharing your 'gift' La Quercia'

- Mrs M. Saltmarsh, Florida USA (June 2012)

'Dear Veronica, once again the glories of Tuscany have cooked their magic on our guests, and once again sharing wine & laughter with friends in your magnificent home has given each of us indelible memories to be forever cherished. Until our next visit to Italy... Much affection & gratitude'

- Mr M. McKenny, Florida USA (June 2012)

'Dear Veronica, as last year we have enjoyed our stay at Villa La Quercia very much. With its ideal location close to Florence, in beautiful surroundings, together with your hospitality, has made our vacation more than a success! We look forward already to be back, do some running in the morning, relax with a coffee in Impruneta, do some swimming in the pool and enjoy the culture of many historical villages in the area. We hope to meet again, possible next year. Best regards' - Mrs B. Vidra-Krul, Holland (August 21st 2009)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clemente family (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian

Reviews

5
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

LUXURY TUSCAN VILLA IN CHIANTI WITH PRIVATE POOL, 20 MIN AWAY FROM FLORENCE
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Very special place - definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had good fortune of spending one week in July 2016 at Villa La Quercia. Word repeated most by my family throughout week was.... "WOW!" I agree with reviews already posted here, so I am going to try to add some different feedback that hopefully will help other future guests:

* Communication and financial transactions were awesome. Margherita and Veroncia were great to work with, and they provided very helpful information all throughout our stay.

* Impruneta is in centralized location about one hour away from several great cities like Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano. Florence is about 45 minutes away, but plan for extra time as we hit some heavy traffic at times. "Coop" grocery store in Impruneta was convenient.

* Villa is VERY well maintained and surrounding grounds are BEAUTIFUL. Owners work VERY hard at keeping villa clean and in nice condition.

* Daytime temperatures in 90's, but inside villa during evening it was comfortable even though there is no A/C. There are screens on many windows, so mosquitoes were not too big of a problem. Fans provided in bedrooms helped.

* Make sure you visit Sergio Ricceri who is famous Terracotta artist who lives on same street as villa. There is sign outside his studio, and he is very friendly and has many beautiful works for sale and at extremely reasonable prices. He gave us a wonderful tour of his studio and told us all about history of his family. REALLY COOL!

* Housekeeping comes once during the week and did a nice job cleaning up the villa. Throughout week, my family and I kept villa neat ourselves.

* Villa is "rustic", and that for us was charming. If you are looking for Four Seasons Hotel accommodations, then don't stay here. If you are looking for authentic Tuscan experience in beautiful setting and with excellent customer service, then Villa La Quercia is a fantastic choice.

* Electric bill for our week was 200 Euros. Power is expensive in Italy, so we were not surprised by our bill.

* Only two slight negatives during our stay. First, internet service was out for three days of our visit. It was NOT the fault of owners, but instead local telecom company caused problem. I feel that this could happen anywhere out in remote Tuscan countryside. Second, there was a dog nearby (but not on villa property) who barked a lot during the day, and this was distracting. At night we could NOT hear dog at all.

* Overall, experience was FANTASTIC and we will remember our visit to Villa La Quercia forever!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a beautiful and special stay at La Quercia!

  • 5 of 5

We anticipated a wonderful experience at La Quercia based on the description, but were bowled over at how truly lovely the property is and how exceptional our gracious hosts were. La Quercia is impeccably maintained, not an easy feat with a 17th century villa! The rose gardens, vineyards, olive groves, villa and our delightful hosts (Veronice and Margherita) made for an enchanting and most memorable experience. On our last evening, Veronica made a delicious meal and Margherita set a gorgeous table, which will stay in our thoughts and hearts forever. The village of Impruneta is very charming and offered all the provisioning we needed for our stay. La Quercia's location is ideal for day trips thoughout the region. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning. All the best to our amazing hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Villa with amazing Mother/Daughter Hostess

  • 5 of 5

WOW! A story book place. The villa was exactly as advertised- great layout, setup, and gorgeous views! The property is beautifully maintained and the surrounding roses, herbs, jasmine, and linden trees leave you breathless. Veronica and Margherita were lovely hostesses attending to whatever we asked for. We LOVED the butler service dinner on our first night of arrival. The food and service were just lovely as we looked out over the olive groves. The cooking class was unforgettable and left me wanting to stay for a month just to soak up the passion and love for cooking that Veronica has. The location was perfect for visiting Florence, Sienna, and the many quaint towns that dot the Tuscan countryside. LOVED this Villa and hope to be back some day. Highly recommend!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa La Quercia and highly recommend it. We visited in the spring for two weeks with our adult children and guests. The villa is charming and the views are magnificent. Marguerita and Veronica were so helpful, and in fact, invited us to stay with them personally at the end of our trip, when one of our party had a medical issue that might have postponed our flight home. We also loved the cooking classes. We would love to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, Amazing people

  • 5 of 5

The property is so beautiful with an amazing view and is surrounded by olive trees and grapevines. The owner is an incredible host and chef. We took two cooking classes and they were the highlight of our trip to Italy. It is very convenient to Florence but secluded in the Tuscan countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Bella

  • 5 of 5

La Quercia is exactly as described, no no it's not, it's better than advertised. The property is gorgeous as are the grounds and the views, ah the views. Clean and well maintained with all the amenities we needed, and there were 9 of us! Exactly what you imagine Tuscany to be like and so close to Firenze. Veronica and Margherita were very helpful and friendly with excellent English which was handy as my Italian is non existent except for the mandatory compliments and insults. I think I'm in love..... with an entire region of Italy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Peretola Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Flamini Bar Pasticceria
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Santa Maria Novella Train Station, Florence
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Il Battibecco
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
73 Miles
Forte dei Marmi, Lucca
Car: recommended

Villa La Quercia is located 1.5 km (half mile) from the town of Impruneta, renowned for the terracotta production, and it is immersed in the splendid backdrop of the Chianti hills, in one of the most spectacular areas of Tuscany.

The property is surrounded by 20 acres of land, cultivated with vines and olive trees; Extra Virgin Olive oil and Wine are produced.

It is also near a series of well-known localities among which: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, Forte dei Marmi, Carrara, Greve in Chianti, Colle Val d'Elsa and the craft area of Deruta and Perugia.

The property is only some 8 miles (12 km) from Florence which makes it an extremely convenient base for explorations in the city and Tuscany region, and 1 mile (2 km) from the Ugolino golf course.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Impruneta, Chianti

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
4 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,790
for 7 nights
£3,790
 
 
Medium Season
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,952
for 7 nights
£2,952
 
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,283
for 4 nights
From
£321
£2,246
 
 
Medium Season
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,952
for 7 nights
£2,952
 
 
High Season
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,790
for 7 nights
£3,790
 
 
Medium Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,952
for 7 nights
£2,952
 
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,283
for 4 nights
From
£321
£2,246
 

Additional pricing information

The weekly rate includes private swimming pool, WiFi internet, cable/satellite tv, mid week house cleaning with towel set change, final cleaning, all the utilities except for the electricity consumption (0,50 cent/KiloWatt meter - an average cost of 130-250,00 €/week ) and the heating in the winter months (80€/day). A refundable security deposit of 700,00 € is kindly due in cash at check in.

If you would like to enquire directly, email to info@laquerciaestate.com

Upon request, and at an additional cost, the following exclusive experiences are available:

-Morning or evening cooking class followed by lunch or dinner with the fruits of the labor
-Market tour in Florence
-Candle lit butler served dinner or lunch
-Daily breakfast
-Cheese tasting
-Wine tour
-Pre-stocking service
-Pottery class
-Tour guide
-Bike guide
-Chauffeur
-Masseuse
-Babysitting service
-Wedding and private events

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Impruneta in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3230 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are en-suite
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Red Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom is on the first floor
    Green Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom in on the ground floor
    Blue Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom is on the first floor
    Guest House - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on the first floor
    Tower Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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